The world, especially the NBA has been thrown into a state of mourning following the sudden death of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant who was killed in a fiery helicopter crash in California which also claimed four other lives, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant.
The 41-year-old was on board with eight other people when the private helicopter went down for an unknown reason.
Police said Emergency responders got to the scene as quickly as possible but no one survived the crash.
He is survived by his wife and 3 children: Natalia and Bianca and newborn Capri, who was born in June 2019. Kobe is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time and played for 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He was a 5-time NBA champion.
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